Job Searching – A Full-Time Job

Whether you just started or have been at it for a while, the job search process can really take a toll on your schedule and your nerves. Fortunately, the Career Center has plenty of tools to ease your search. If you’re new to the Career Center, get acquainted with library before coming in with this short video I prepared:

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So stop by the Career Resource Library , pick up a free cup of coffee and relax! The following books are sure to help you land a great position.

I’m in a Job Search, Now What?? by Kristen Jacoway
If you’re feeling a little behind on the social media scene – this book is extremely helpful. From perfecting your brand on Google to effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, this guide provides great insights on how to get your name out there to recruiters. Whether you’re a seasoned social media user or just getting started, you’re certain to find something valuable in this resource.

Hello Real World: A Student’s Approach to Great Internships, Co-ops, and Entry Level Positions by Jengyee Liang
Written by a recent college student, this book has great advice for those in their first entry-level job search. The second chapter is all about “The Job Hunt;” the author provides tips on what to include on your resume, choosing the right company, and preparing for an interview. It’s a really quick read and the author clearly relates to what students are going through during a job/internship search!

Grads Take Charge by Kathryn Marion
This book is full of great resources for life after college but the job search section is particularly helpful. It begins with 10 steps to a new job (if it were only that easy!?) then details tips for different types of interviews and gives some great networking tips. The author is great about being direct and giving you all the information you need to get through your first job search.

Also, be sure to check out the Job Search Crash Course on Tuesday, March 23rd from 5m-7pm. There, you’ll get a chance to get job searching advice straight from the recruiters themselves!

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